Thursday, September 10, 2015

Let's Do The News! (September 10, 2015)

- Torrential rains are causing floods throughout much of eastern Japan, washing away homes and rescuers are busy airlifting stranded people to safety. The floodwaters caused the dikes somewhere in the Ibaraki Prefecture heavily damaged.

- The Japanese Foreign Ministry is arranging high-level talks with the US and South Korea to discuss the possible launch of a missile by North Korea. Reports told that the North is holding an event next month to honor the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea. There is a possibility that an ICBM launch may coincide with the event.

- According to reports, the culprit behind the Bangkok bomb attacks last month may have escaped abroad. The Thai police arrested two foreign men for their alleged involvement and extracted information that a man named "Izan" instructed him to make a bomb and hand it over to someone who is suspected to have carried out the attack.

- To prevent another heavy traffic that occurred last Tuesday in EDSA, the DPWH said that its road maintenance  team is up on clearing clogged drainage systems and expediting flood control projects.

- The Bangsamoro peace process has been tackled during the International Meeting for Peace Tirana in Albania while discussing the harsh scenarios in Syria and Nigeria's Boko Haram. The Government of the Philippines' chief peace negotiator Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer stated to the panelists that it was the Bangsamoro that led to the signing of the peace agreement between them and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.

- Big news from Apple today; in preparation for the upcoming iOS9, the Cupertino-based tech giant unveiled the updated version of the iPhone 6 called the iPhone 6S as well as the new iPad Pro, new Apple Watch variants, and Apple TV.

- In time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokemon next year, The Pokemon Company International unveiled Pokemon GO, a totally new experience where everyone can catch Pokemon --- in the real world using their smartphone! In collaboration with Niantic, Inc., Pokemon GO gives players a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a Pokemon trainer in the real-world, catching, trading, and battling. There's a Bluetooth device called the Pokemon GO Plus which allows them to enjoy even when they're not looking at their smartphone. It's set to arrive next year on the App Store and Google Play for free with in-app purchases will be available.

- SPARTAAAAAAAANS!!!!! Leonidas from the film 300 gets his own figma from Good Smile Company!!!

- More idol madness coming in from the Bandai Namco portfolio and this time, they've unveiled an all-male 2.5D idol project called Dream Festival featuring five male idols with their real-life cast members. It's about five male idols working at a fictional talent agency and in this one, users can take advantage of Dream Festival Cards that can unlock outfits and performances during the idols' performances.


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